For most of us, sound is used in very limited ways. Whether it be to make us dance or used as a background while we’re doing something else, perhaps we are not harnessing its full potential. Enter - ENERGY CULTURE, the new release from Ground Tactics. With his latest album, the French-born, Berlin-based artist Colin Tobelem explores how sound might be used for healing purposes and even to program our own reality. Tobelem focuses on decoding emotions by exploring depth of sound, a quest to unveil interconnections that create and transfers our sense of reality. Through this exploration, Tobelem has unlocked forgotten currents and discoveries of the self.
Besides producing music, Tobelem practices “Sound Alchemy” (sound transmutation). He offers “Sound Treatments” to individuals who are looking for a profound experience where sound can uncover repressed and hidden emotions and even help them heal. Each treatment offers a unique experience for the individual as Tobelem uses ancient sound and healing techniques to treat the subject in various ways. He acknowledges that all that matter and emotions are frequencies and everyone can be harmonized and tuned (like an instrument), which then facilitates transformation. He believes that by creating a network of bodies carrying universal codes of harmony, peace can be embedded in the culture we design for the next generations. He calls this operation “Transmission”, covered by a team of artists and performers.
Focusing on this practice, Ground Tactics now presents ENERGY CULTURE Saison 1. Composed as a movie soundtrack, the album contains 11 episodes, all serving a unique purpose. It tells the legend of a movement which cultivates sound frequencies that allow healing and programming of reality. These sounds connect the mind to currents of organic data used for self enhancement, inter-dimensional traveling and energy culture. This journey into transcendence spelled, Transmission, provides ground tactics, who use allow life to rebalance and regenerate.
Listening to ENERGY CULTURE is certainly a transcendent experience, as the album does recall a soundtrack to epic film but at the same time you can feels its powerful ethos and ideology throughout the compositions. Both modern and ancient production techniques are masterfully fused together to craft works that you can truly feel through your whole body. From beautiful ambient works to slow burning rhythmic pieces, each song is meticulously created with different emotions and feeling in mind. Beyond just a commercial album, this is sound engineered for a greater purpose, one that seeks to harmonize our life and rebalance the chaos of the present day to create a better world for the future.
ENERGY CULTURE Saison 1 is available now via Ground Tactics’ Bandcamp.